Harry Winston Avenue Collection
History of Passion
For over 88 years, since the brand inception in 1932, Harry Winston has never wavered in the design and creation of fine jewelry. A brilliant gemologist and businessman who believed in quality and commitment, driving his brand to be the best. The foundation of this brand gained inspiration from the gemstones. Every diamond or fine gem that is chosen by the brand has to meet the exceptional criteria of cut, character, color and quality. As unique as the design it will be used to create, the gem is like a person, and must be selected in such a manner.
A Diamond In The Rough
Harry Winston has always known that evaluating stones is more than the standard ‘Four Cs’’ and to bring that stone to life he must have vision and perfect craftsmanship. After choosing the perfect stone and having the perfect cut to show the brilliance of the stone, the true beauty is captured by the design around that stone. Every design starts with a sketch, drafting the details and showing the passion that takes a diamond in the rough and turns it into the beautiful and spectacular jewelry piece that is displayed by the brand. Diamonds will always be a focus for the collections that the brand creates, and a foundation that is the heart of every piece.
Stroll Down Fifth Avenue
One of the most iconic collections that Harry Winston has created is the Avenue Collection that took inspiration from the famous Fifth Avenue in New York. Capturing the essence of the Big Apple, the collection embraces the style and architecture of the city, and where the very first brand salon was opened. The timepieces represent the decorative aspects of the time, the classic lines, and rectangular shapes, and the very heart of the Art Deco period that was the birth of the brand. The city has always been an inspiration to the founder and being able to trans-send that period into the watch line and become such a signature for the brand is tremendous. Taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue is as simple as looking at the collection.
Each watch in the famous collection has reflected the style that truly mirrors the face of Fifth Avenue. The emblematic arches, the emerald shape that has become a signature for the brand, as well as the octagonal shape that not only features the brand logo, but perhaps the emerald-cut diamond that was Mr. Winston’s favorite setting and also an indication of an automatic timepiece. Every watch in this collection continue the design elements that are the foundation of the brand, different cuts adorn each of the timepieces, combinations and settings that make you take a closer look just to take in the beauty. Mother-of-pearl is certainly a main player in this collection which captures the light to reflect iridescent patterns and tones with brilliance. Nothing is as spectacular as the Harry Winston Avenue Collection and is like owning a little piece of heaven.